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Dec 7, 2013 6:30pm PST
needs what the law says your child needs. >> bay area school districts denying services. how legal battles over special ed are costing all students. >> you worked at that station long enough there is a good chance you are going to come down with cancer. >> and we investigate a bay area fire station that earned the ugly reputation as the cancer station. here is chief investigative reporter tony kovaleski. >> for the next 30 minutes we investigate exposing stories, uncovering issues and holding government accountable. we begin on the tarmac with an investigation on the growing demands of pilots. critics say it could affect your safety. the asiana crash at sfo last summer refocused the attention on how foreign pilots learn to fly. investigative reporter found many being trained in the united states but have lower standards than american pilots. >> it took 23-year-old anthony three years of on the ground book study just to get here. he is prepping his training aircraft as part of the ten to 12 month long process to fulfill his dream. >> i wanted to be someone like that because it is sp
NBC
Dec 4, 2013 5:00pm PST
richmond. last night the city council voted to exclude electronic cigarettes in its tough anti-smoking laws. not only a lack of research on the new devices, but they worry they could act as a gateway to real cigarettes for kids. they allow users to breathe nicotine vapor and not yet regulated by the fda. the ordinance will get a second reading in january and could become law as soon as 90 days thereafter. >>> a warning for facebook, twitter users 2 million passwords are leak and now public record. spider lab said the passwords weren't leaked by the company but thousands of infected computers. the virus hides out on computers and then collects log-in information without them knowing. almost as troubling is people seem to be picking easy to guess passwords. 16,000 people had the password 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. nchsh it looks like rd2d. k5. a robot made by nightscope. it can roam anywhere within a 24-hour electric charge collecting data on high-crime areas. >> that data is in the format of 360 degree in daytime and nighttime video and character recognition and gesture recognition and thermal imagin
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Dec 3, 2013 6:00am PST
and a number of other issuesfá including local law enforcement task force and an independent reviewt( of auvs involved shootings. he is currently on paid administrative leave while the shooting isjf under investigati. tonight we may seeó01 another protest all together. many say they want charges filed against that deputy.e1 reporting live in santa rosa, >>> christie smith is bundled up out there and that's a good idea because the cold whether is o areas and certainly more on thefá way. temperatures will be dropping quickly in the bay area. holiday shopperse1 should prepa to bundle up as well as the cold snap is expectedxtbo intensify ( overnight. for the nextxd few days, you certainly want to pay attention to the three p's pets, plants, and pipes. >> coming up,i] stick around, christina loren joins us with more on thelp cold weather. >> definitely we'relp tuning in. we have a good looking day shaping up.e1 temperatures right now in the 50s. it will be brutally cold in some cases. not everybody has a heater here in the bay area. we're in the 50s, if you're using a space heat
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Dec 3, 2013 4:00am PST
people under the age of 30 are familiar with the law. getting healthy young people to sign up for obama care is a key component of the law's success. though he's not under 30, president obama plans to buy health care through the online exchange. his policy will come with substantial out of pocket costs, because it will not be taxpayer-subsidi taxpayer-subsidized. >>> in the investigation into actor paul walker's death officials say there is no evidence that drag racing played any part in the accident. >> reporter: investigators are looking at every possibility at every possibility as they try to figure out what happened after paul walker got into the passenger seat of this porsche. a law enforcement source tells nbc rules it did not involve drag racing. it was a single-car crash. the source says the car was driving 40 to 45 miles per hour when it came to a bend in the road. where the speed limit drops to 15. in that vicinity the driver apparently lost control. we spoke with paul walker's father. who told us what he'll miss most about his son. >> the way paul gave me a hug, he real
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Dec 6, 2013 5:00am PST
she and her abductor might be traveling through on the way to mexico. law enforcement is looking for this girl here, she is 14-year-old elizabeth romero, that is actually her abductor, alleged, there she s. she is dating for the past few weeks eduardo flores. the last sighting wednesday afternoon outside her high school. you can she was was captured by the school. you see her cross the parking lot, there she goes. gets into that suv. chp wants you to keep your lookout for that vehicle. with a roof back, no license plate. that's an example of that kind of car. that's why they have not lit up the highway signs because the information is too gentleman nay irk without that number. there was elizabeth. carrying a back pack and pink purse and her alleged abductor, about 200 pounds, black hair, brown eyes. again the belief is that they are both headed to mexico. reporting lifrp in the newsroom, bob redell, "today in the bay." >> remembering nelson mandela, a live look outside mandela's home in a suburb of johannesburg, there are mourners and a makeshift memorial outside of that home. ne
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Dec 3, 2013 11:00am PST
a community law enforcement task force. law enforcement training. many believe that the park, that may abe good first step. >> many things bubble to the surface after the events took place, and this is just one of many different things that could be looked at that should be looked at, and i think today what you'll see is really a direction for staff to go back and investigate further. what would it take to make that a park? you know, obviously have to -- there's a private property owner. we need to negotiate a price. who would develop it? what would those costs be? there's a lot of logistic questions to ask and get answers today. >>> one woman told me outside that she really wants them to focus on police officer training. that deputy is on paid leave while the shooting is still under investigation. many are calling for charges to be filed. another demonstration -- cris heeye smith, nbc bay your news. >>> to a story in arizona where five members of the san francisco giants minor league team were hurt in a crash this morning. it happened in scottsdale where the giants train their min
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Dec 9, 2013 12:00am PST
ignore the law or don't take it seriously. >> schools versus students, a scene played out in courtrooms nationwide. according to the state, since 2010 more than 10,000 families have gone to court to fight for that education. >> they neert fighting the system. they're not fighting me. they're not fighting to save money nape ear fighting a 6-year-old. >> this mother said her school refused to provide services for her son despite his adhd diagnosis. >> one tells me this is the protocol. to get turned down over and over until finally that allow you in. >> she said the district later provided counseling and one-on-one time. but she said her son never received those services. >> it's not okay to play game, especially when you know this child needs services. >> reporter: delay and deny, a tactic that's become common in some districts. the federal department of special education even issued this memo, warping schools to stop. >> it is a very common plo says. >> reporter: jane's son richard was diagnosed with depression and a bipolar condition. >> you're having to prove your child nee
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Dec 6, 2013 5:00pm PST
two cats inside. they drowned. >>> gun laws take effect today. some of the changes are if they have lost firearms, they have to call the police within 48 hours. they have to lock up their guns when not in use. the nra has vowed to fight that new law in court. >>> a local genetic testing company that was ordered to stop selling its testing kits says it will comply with the food and drug administration's demands. they claim to test for disease risk. they get a small tube in the mail and return it to the company for dna analysis. the fda ordered the company to stop selling those kids because it couldn't prove the technology was backed by science. they'll only offer information on your ancestry. >>> the owner of john's grill donated $20,000 to buy the devices. he said, he hopes it will save lives. the police chief thanked him at his restaurant this morning. he says the devices are an important edition to the patrol cars because police officers are the first on the scene in an emergency. and in cardiac arrest, every second counts. >>> delays at san jose international airport. that story
NBC
Dec 3, 2013 5:30pm PST
praise the law and remind people of its benefits and remind people why it exists in the first place. in the meantime, people still buying insurance have their work cut out for them. our chief white house correspondent chuck todd has our report. >> every day i check to make sure that it's working better. >> reporter: a once bitten, twice shy president obama today repitching health care and the website. >> we've learned not to make wild promises about how perfectly smooth it's going to be at all times. >> reporter: but now that the site can handle heavy traffic without crashing, the white house felt comfortable launching this new effort to sell the entire law. this continues until december 23rd, the last day to sign up for insurance and be covered on january first. the new website is working well enough that consumer reports magazine which warned readers away from the site in october is now on board, but with caveats. >> if you want to buy insurance that's in effect on january 1st, you have to do it pretty quickly. >> reporter: the magazine offers tips to help get through the site smoothl
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Dec 6, 2013 6:00am PST
laws in effect in sunnyvale. we'll tell you what is different for gun owners. >> a live look at the sun rise this morning in san jose. today is a chilly friday, december 6, and this is "today in the bay." >>> good morning to you. i'm scott mcgrew. >> i'm laura garcia-cannon. >> we're going to get to this morning, new this morning the u.s. department of labor a short time ago releasing november jobs reports. it is good, good, good news here are the numbers. the american economy gained 203,000 jobs last month, that brings the unemployment rate way down to from 7.3% to 7%. that's a five-year low. >> now to the death of nelson mandela. a man who changed the world. this morning many south african are gathering outside mandela's home placing candles and signs. some even dancing to celebrate the life of a man many call the father of their nation. earlier this morning the announcement that the funeral will be december 15. danielle leigh joins us live with details about the rebound branss pouring in. good morning. >> reporter: good morning. as you mentioned to many nelson mandela was known a
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Dec 2, 2013 5:00am PST
& morning. the newxd law just went into effect, making hawaii the 16th state to legalizelp same-sex marriage. the measure was signed into law last month.xde1 kxd buju health at risk another record. >>> what a beautiful livea5 lo outside. it's so clear outside. you can clearly make out the bay our way, but we're going to need warm.xd christina says the temperatures aremy going to drop. >>> right now, it ise1 5:23. gamesq in sochi are 170 away.xd >> vonn announced yesterday she ga. she tore ligaments in her knee at the world championships in february. she was forced to have surgery to reconstruct it. now, she just started skiing on she said she knowsxd she will he to have more surgeries, but is hoping to wait until after the÷ games to do that. monday and it looks like a oakland a's areÑimy trying to n on the action. this morning at 10:00, the team will start selling opening night tickets. a's aree1 opening i]recent succ will make this the perfect stockinge1 stuffer. open. >> that is a nice thing tot( ge for christmas. good t(morning, christina. >>e1 good morning, it's going t c w
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Dec 1, 2013 11:00pm PST
bobcats rather than mountain lions. animal advocates say a new law is about to go into effect, designed to protect and rescue mountain lions. this comes exactly a year after the controversial killing of two mountain lion cubs. the bill by san mateo senator jerry hill goes into effect on new year's day. we locate animals or chasing them from a residential area. rather than shooting or killing them. >> the goal to have unmanned aircrafts delivering packages to customers in 30 minutes or less. just like that. according to amazon's ceo. the helicopters could carry packages up to five pounds. the company says it's ready to launch the project in 2015. it's asking the faa for permission first to use those drones. that would be really weird. >> let's check in on weather, the change and all that stuff. can you imagine you're standing around and all of a sudden this drone come downs and drops a gift to you? >> a little disturbing. >> the cold shouldn't be sneaking up on you. during the day tomorrow, you're going to notice the big change coming our way. right now, 40s and r50s. a closer look at so
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Dec 7, 2013 11:00pm PST
the law plog that uncovered a statement alleging that major league baseball has rejected thexd children. [ whistle ] >> children! >> liesl. >> friedrich. >> luouisalouisa. >> kurt. >> gretl. >> and i'm denise. [ cheers and applause ] >> denise, denise. please get back in line denise. go.
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Dec 3, 2013 4:30am PST
charged with a crime. by not chargi him, she's honoring her sworn oath to uphold the law. >> a thief isÑi in court today r they're!é(vr'g that security guards sawq an open gate.çó when they searchedok the ground cartwright was hiding in the bushes. he dide1 notÑi come out until a police dog bit t(him. >>> the richmond city counsel will consider banning the use of electronice1 cigarettes where regular cigarettesw3 are banned. today counsel members will consider an ordinance. a similar proposalÑi is being ud in new york city.Ñi electronic cigarettes were banned on uc campuses earlierçó this month. >> people in 24 households on to getok out to the navy and cln upw3 buried chemicals. despite the cheám1ñ it has and always has been safe to live in the unit. >>> 4:38, those withfá airport anxiety fpr) not. officials with fso and the tca could make your next trip better from the start.e1 they're sbremting a program called the wagon brigade. they will visit terminals to á.ovide stress relief for fliers.w3 the dogs would will be wearing vests that say pet me. >> we could use a lit
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Dec 9, 2013 4:30am PST
president obama and congress to overhaul surveillance laws. we turn to mary thompson live at cnbc world headquarters. good morning. >> good morning to you. we're taking a look at the futures, higher as the markets come off of friday's jobs report rally and following data released from china. on friday the dow jumping 200 points to close at 16,020. the nasdaq rising 30 at 4,063. despite friday's rally though, they snapped their winning streak with both closing slightly negative. investors willis tune comments from federal reserve officials speaking on the economy. u.s. airways and american airlines are closing their nearly $18 billion merger today, this will create the largest airline. on saturday supreme court justice ruth baders ginsburg. passengers will notice many visible changes to the jets or frequent flyer programs until next year. a group of tech companies calling on president obama and congress to impose strict limits on surveillance. the group which includes google, microsoft, yahoo! and twitter have written a letter calling for an end to mass collection of user informati
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Dec 4, 2013 11:00pm PST
january and could become law in richmond 90 days later. >>> after a long and sometimes bitter debate, a controversial project to improve soccer fields at golden gate park will finally move forward. a san francisco judge threw out environmentalist claims that the project did not have proper oversight. the judge's move clears the way for the city to replace grass soccer fields at beach chalet with synthetic turf and new lights. the $14 million project is expected to start next year and be completed in 2015. >>> a country music singer used her star power to rename the san jose civic auditorium this evening. >> two, one. >> that's wynonna judd. she performed at the rededication event. it will now be called the city national civic. part of a sponsorship deal with citibank. $15 million is spent to renovate the 77-year-old building. >>> how would you like a christmas tree? but no pine needles in your car? maybe you don't have a car. you can still get a tree. one-day tree delivery between 11:00 and 8:00 p.m. you can use the uber app to order a seven-foot to eight-foot tree. the convenience will
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Dec 9, 2013 12:30am PST
instance federal law trumps our state constitution. >> i wonder if you have any regrets about things you did when you were mayor? >> i don't. >> i'm thinking specifically of the deal you had with governor engler where the state was supposed to be paying over $330 million a year to the city. >> $3.9 million and i regret it was not lived up to. as the governor indicated in an article when asked about it, he said he was faced with an epic financial crisis and he had to make cuts. they did not follow through on their commitment. i'm hopeful since the state of michigan is now flush that at some point in time when this thing is over that the state will perhaps step up and make up for it. >> part of the problem is just looking at the population in detroit. it's been cut by over half. i think there's a population about 700,000 people living in the city. is there anything done -- >> more than half. >> go ahead. >> we had about 1.82 million people in 1953. today we have over 700,000. when you lose that population there's two principal sources of revenue that comes into the city. one is income
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Dec 2, 2013 4:00am PST
marriage is legal in hawaii today. after the governor signed a law in november, hawaiian tourism is expected to soar as same-sex couples plan weddings. >>> and barney clark receive the first artificial heart implant as reported on nbc. >> the heart still is beating. the artificial heart placed in the chest of a 61-year-old defendant dentist by a team of university of utah surgeons in salt lake city. >>> happy birthday to green bay packers quarterback aaron rodgers 30. britney spears is 32. and michael mcdonald of the doobie brothers is 61. >>>er here's what's coming up later on today. after a hair-raising month, matt, al and willie shave off their beards for charity. thank you for watching "early today." i'm veronica de la cruz. have a terrific monday. >>> killed over a game console.1 what san francisco police are doing this morningnbq to catch suspect who they say robbed, thvc$áru a man right in the middle of the afternoon. >> plus, protests to planned parenthood. why demonstrators -- >> and natural gas will oncet< again flow through a carlos. >>> it is monday,çó december 2n. t
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Dec 9, 2013 5:00pm PST
likely to access more expensive government services like law enforcement, emergency psychiatric, medical care from the emergency room. >> reporter: funding for affordable housing is in the middle of a perfect storm. san jose lost 40% of his federal funds because of sequestration. the city went from about 1,000 units of affordable housing per year to fewer than 300. the city is researching the possibility of a housing impact fee to create a stream of funding dedicated to affordable housing to benefit not only the homeless, but the entire community. >> if we want to see sustained economic development and growth, we know that employers need housing opportunities for their employees. we know there's a lot of families and individuals and households who are struggling to get by. >> reporter: the outreach continuing. one of those outreach workers a former homeless woman herself. she goes into the encampment to encourage them to come. if you want to know how you can help the shelters, go to our website nbcbayarea.com. >>> this cold snap is prompting a record number of people to heat their homes.
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Dec 9, 2013 3:00am PST
, certainly they couldn't vote. the law enforcement was directed right at them, the beatings that went on was certainly awful at that time. currently we had growing in the world the liberation movement. the soviet union collapsed in 1989, we had the rise of poland, you had the velvet revolution going on czechoslovakia. china was beginning to change but they had economic movement like never before, so south africa was really at the tail end of liberating people, not only people of color. that gave idea to nelson mandela stepping out on the stage and being who he was. he just didn't measure up, he exceeded everyone's expectations. >> paul gigoe, for a lot of conservatives at the time, including the reagan administration, they looked somewhat askance at mandela. you wrote the following: the bulk of his adult life, nelson mandela was a failed marxist revolutionary and leftist icon. then in his seventies, he had the chance to govern. he chose national reconciliation over reprizal. but it was that formal piece. >> it was before the communist berlin wall fell, and we were still in a cold war. an
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Dec 6, 2013 7:00am PST
threatening injuries. sunnyvale's strict new gun laws take effect. gun owners who lost their firerm a or had them stolen have to call police in 48 hours. the city will start tracking the sale of ammunition. the nra promised to fight the new law in court. let's check our chilly forecast this morning. good morning. >> good morning to you, scott. one more hour of that freeze warning, it should be able to expire on time at 9:00 a.m. temperatures are still in the 30s, we head throughout day we'll end up in the 50s so another cold day on tap. then a storm system moves through into tonight. so this is what we're expecting. showers starting up by 9:00 p.m., widespread across the bay area. as we continue into tomorrow morning we got a cold blast of air. talking about really low snow levels and the potential of a mix of rain and snow down to the valley floor level. next week very cold conditions continue each morning. let's check your drive. >> look at palo alto. the only real issue is an increase in traffic but heading into the sun. slowing for 101 and 280 through the trees, you make the bend around
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Dec 2, 2013 12:30am PST
of the year. this year when you have 25% return the newton's law tends to stay in motion. probably another good. you've got some good numbers here from liz in a second. most important the fed is there. >> what's your gut telling you? >> the fed is there and you think that's what's really deciding? >> it hasn't been a real difficult thing to understand. the fed is being copied around the world because it's worked. i think the sincerest form of flattery is imitation. you have china. they're all doing the same thing. the fed said they will be here for as long as it takes. that's a few years. >> liz, we're getting a big taste of what the consumer is feeling right now now that we are in the midst of holiday shopping. you had black friday. you have cyber monday coming up. what do do you think the retailers will end up doing. >> i think some retailers will do quite well. it's not going to be everyone. the low end seems to be struggling. that's just about promotion. there are some hot items that consumers want. they said tvs are selling, categories are selling. home improvement category is
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Dec 5, 2013 4:00am PST
been signed into law this year. that makes this the least productive congress ever. >> the least productive congress in the history of the american republic. >> it literally is a do-nothing congress. >> oh, that's not fair. they're doing something. they're getting into the guinness book of world records. and, folks, that makes it twice if you count john boehner's fingernails. >> all right. now let's get the latest in sports for you. 2:00 p.m. eastern today, that's the time. an announcement that could affect the heisman. florida state attorney will disclose findings on sexual assault allegations against florida state's jamison winston. wednesday, he was named the acc's player of the year. he's the first red-shirt freshman to win in the conference's 61-year history. >>> they were hoping for a record crowd in mexico city, but they got that instead. 45 minutes before the spurs/tim ber wolves tipoff, it filled with spoke in the aree ya. a smoex mpokesman says it was f generator malfunction. >>> the lakers' kobe bryant will not be playing in friday's game. he felt general soreness in t
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Dec 3, 2013 7:00am PST
. a law enforcement source tell nbc that according to the prelim investigation drag racing was not a factor. so the investigation continues as walkers costar make as surprising public appearance right here at the scene. new security camera video shows the moment of impact in the crash that killed paul walker and his friend. that spot was cleared last night and draped with a tent to make room for a private memorial. >> thank you for coming down here and showing that angel up in heaven how much you appreciated him. thank you. >> reporter: earlier his father opened up about the loss. >> when you look at paul, just his eyes, that's who he was. he couldn't hide what he has. >> reporter: movie fans will soon see a new side of walker in the mury "hours." he plays a father trying to keep his daughter alive after the hurricane katrina. some say it could have been a breakout performance. >> ultimately they can sided to stick with their original plan and the movie is going to koum out which is what they said they thought paul wanted. >> reporter: as for the future of the "fast and furious" fran
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Dec 2, 2013 7:00am PST
much too fast. the engineer told law enforcement his brakes malfunctioned. coming into the spuyten duyvil station the trains make this dramatic 90-degree left-hand turn, but in this case they went off the tracks and toward the harlem river. since speed was a factor, the question is why. >> safety is job one and if there is a lesson to learn from this tragedy, we want to make sure that we learn it. so we're probably most eager to hear the results of the ntsb investigation. >> reporter: this is a busy train line. 50,000 people take the hudson line into and out of manhattan every single day and this morning you might imagine there's significant delays and you might want to plan an extra hour to 90 minutes if you're coming in to work today. in some cases they're on shuttle buses. standard procedure, the crew given drug and alcohol testing. they're also going to check and see how much sleep the crew had just before this accident. the night before. and is there any evidence that they were distracted? texting while operating the vehicle, anything like that. you may remember, guys, we had
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Dec 3, 2013 2:05am PST
for anything more than $50. federal law. >> i love it when i call and order chinese food. they already have my information. that's on the phone. this is cyber monday! >> i call. >> no, we're not talking about that -- >> do you have a special on egg rolls? >> oh, my god. okay. >> frugal -- it's google site for shopping, if you put in frugal spelled like google, you'll get this. what it is, it's a great way to price compare. so let's search for two things. i've searched it up so we go through this quickly. an example of a plasma tv from panasonic. it shows all the places i can get it, not only on line but also nearby. i can sort by the total price. i can put in my own zip code so it knows what i'm going to pay for tax and shipping. then it will show the rating -- they have no rating at the top four. do i want to use them? i want something more reliable even though it's a few more dollars more. and search for, say, a barbie dreamhouse play set. $128 on line is the best price. $159 nearby. and it shows you all the different options. >> right. >> will they include shipping? >> all r
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Dec 8, 2013 10:00pm PST
she hoped her luck might rub off on her daughter and son-in-law. >> this is a workout. it is -- it is hard. i'm huffing and puffing. >> tim was now able to get around using crutches and creshelle was confident they were headed in the right direction. >> i'm going to go back to work. so we will be able to afford our home. >> as tim's health i am proved, so did the mood around the house. they even found humor in their disastrous finances. >> can take me and christian to the factory. >> i will have to get a card and put money in it. >> we can put an iou. >> while tim and creshelle were able to laugh once and a while, they were acutely aware their reprieve was quick lynning out. as three months became two and became one, finding a job was their primary focus. with tim's injury, it wouldn't be easy. >> what's the prognosis of your leg and foot? >> my foot doesn't work. i have to wear this boot to walk in and my foot just will dane. >> have you really no control? >> no control of the foot. correct. lit just flop like this. >> but you are not going to lose it. >> i don't know yet. >> okay
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Dec 9, 2013 7:00am PST
could possibly suffer, which is the death of a child. followed by the death of a beloved son-in-law. >> reporter: matthew's sudden death in a car accident left the family in despair. baby george, his son, born the day matthew died, is now the heir to the downton dynasty. does mary find a new love? >> let's just see. >> reporter: when the new series opens, the family is in mourning. >> poor little orphan. >> reporter: lady mary, matthew's wife and now widow, is inconsolable. >> cry, me lady. >> reporter: julian fellows, the creator of "downton abbey," was forced to kill matthew quickly when actor dan stevens wanted out of the show. >> i think his departure gave us something very interesting for mary to do. we are allowed to accompany her on her road out of the grief. >> action. >> reporter: we wanted to find out more. any secrets you can give us or any hint? >> matthew, we believe, died without a will. and that's a major problem. >> reporter: but not the only problem. conflict is brewing this new season. it's the roaring '20s, and downton is trying to modernize. but not without resis
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Dec 2, 2013 2:00am PST
the law works, the prosecutor could rearrest him, charge him with murder, and try him again. until the prosecutor decided whether to charge him or not, ryan had to stay in prison and wait. >> this battle makes you stop. >> here he was, no longer a felon, but still behind bars. wel while he waited, we waited with him. the state's decision, let him go or not, was due this very day, any minute, any hour. >> on a high one minute and then you're just really positive and fearful the next minute. it's a roller coaster, really. >> we posed for pictures. joked around a bit. ryan, know that any second now, the decision might come down. and then our allotted time was up. they led him back to his cell. and not much more than an hour later, this from a one sentence press release, the attorney general's office will not retry or pursue further action against ryan ferguson at this time. >> it was unbelievable. >> kathleen zellner rushed to the prison but they were separated by glass. he wasn't allowed in to talk to him and he didn't know. she scribbled on a piece of blue paper, held it up to the w
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Dec 4, 2013 6:00am PST
engine failure over central idaho. smith's daughter, her fiancee as well as smith's son-in-law and daughter-in-law were on board. while searching the plane yesterday, authorities say they did pick up the emergency beacon. it was in ha different area than where the last cell phone pings came from and this suggests some movement on the ground. smith is the ceo in san jose. his colleagues say they are cautiously optimistic. >>> as well as a 13-year-old girl that pleasanton police are asking for your help finding this morning. friends and family say they have not heard from ana since sunday. she was last seen riding in a car with three men near 1st street in downtown pleasanton. investigators say while she left home willingly, ana is considered at risk because of her age. her family is handing out fliers and want her home safe. >>> the 21-year-old accused of killing a man and stealing his play station 4 is scheduled to make his first court appearance today. investigators say ronnie collins killed owaka in san francisco on sunday. the man reportedly arranged online to meet in the bay vi
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Dec 4, 2013 5:00am PST
, her fiancee, as well as smith's son and daughter-in-law were all onboard. while searching for the plane yesterday, authorities say they picked up the signal of the emergency beacon. it was in a different area than where the last cell phone pings came from. this suggests some movement. smooth is the ceo in san jose and his colleagues say they are cautiously optimistic. >>> this morning, pleasanton police are asking for your help in finding a missing 13-year-old girl. friends and family say they have not heard from alana since sunday she was last seen riding in a car with three men near 1st street in downtown pleasanton. investigators say she didn't leave home willingly. but ana is considered at risk because of her age. her family handing out fliers, they want her home safe. >>> 5:37 right now. want to check in with rob mayeda. these cold temperatures, we knew they were coming, but feeling them is a different thing. >> and we want the sunrise a bit earlier this morning, not going to happen. our temperatures dropping off some spots down into the 20s right now. in petaluma on the righ
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Dec 6, 2013 8:00pm PST
about me over the years from his relatives to the law enforcement people who interviewed him. >> finally, lewin asked a question that seemed to get under andre's skin. >> isn't it true, mr. jackson, that marie told you that she was leaving you? >> absolutely not. >> that same day? >> november 11th. >> absolutely not. >> had she ever -- >> after three months in court and 18 years after marie's death, co-prosecutor pae eor pa gave the prosecution's closing argument? >> there's only one person in this case who six weeks prior to the murder choking marie. there's only one person in this case who drove right past marie's car when they were looking for it. there's only one person who left a fresh drop of blood on marie's car. there's only one person that murdered marie jackson. and he's sitting right there. >> but the prosecution was pointing in the wrong direction, said the defense attorney in his closing remarks to the jury. >> the actual evidence does not support the allegation that andre killed marie. it certainly doesn't support it beyond or doesn't prove it beyond a reasonabl
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Dec 3, 2013 12:35am PST
laws. yeah, you can tell how much the world has changed when germans are the ones like discrimination is just wrong. [ laughter ] we're doing something. germans -- >> steve: yeah, come on. >> jimmy: things aren't going smoothly for the olympics over in russia. in fact, just yesterday, president vladamir putin lit the olympic torch in a ceremony. and just minutes later a gust of wind blew it out. in a related story, the wind is now missing. yeah. he sleeps with fish. that's right the olympic flame went out briefly while a runner was carrying it in russia. but a guy quickly reignited it with the lighter. check it out. watch this. >> jimmy: here is the guy trotting. this is not a fake thing. this is really -- so, it's out now. he realizes it is out. but, he still has still got to run. and just trotting. going, "is anybody going to help me?" find a stranger. you got a bic? you got anything? the guy just has a lighter. classy. come on. no. gosh darn it. keep running. keep running. keep running. yeah. [ cheers and applause ] and people say russians don't age well. but i think that lady look
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Dec 9, 2013 2:00am PST
would still like to ask her former son-in-law a final question. >> i wish david would tell me why. and how could he ever harm such a nice person. i mean, nici was -- was such a good person. >> the hardest question, always the why. the coldest fact, the young woman gone too soon. >> that's all for now. i'm lester holt. thanks for joining us. >>> this sunday, nelson mandela, a special "meet the press" a special in-depth look at a world leader whose course and determination changed the course of world events. >> his journey from a prison to a president embodied the promise that human beings and countries can change for the better. >> his enduring power is that he showed us that there is true freedom and forgiveness. >> a look at mandela's life, his effect on u.s. politics and policy and how he handled controversy and criticism, all part of his enduring legacy. among my guests today, my colleague nbc news special correspondent tom brokaw, civil rights leader, the reverend jesse jackson and nbc news correspondent harry smith talks to author and poet maya angelou as she mourns a good friend.
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Dec 4, 2013 7:00am PST
and daughter-in-law all on board. now, while searching for the plane yesterday, authorities say they picked up the plane's emergency beacon. it was in a different area than when the last cell phone pings were heard. this suggests some movement. smith is the ceo in san jose, his colleagues say they are cautiously optimistic. >>> meanwhile, back here in the bay area, very cold. let's check in with rob mayeda. >> 36 degrees in san jose, 27 in parts of the north bay this morning. minus 4 right now in truckee. areas of south of downtown san jose, temperatures in the 30s, low 30s around the peninsula. now that the sun is coming up, temperatures will be rising out of the upper 20s and low 30s. 42 in napa, a bit of a breeze slightly warming things up right now. highs today, low 50s around san jose and san francisco. tomorrow, highs only in the upper 40s, mike. >> we have a slow down north 880 at the coliseum. things got crowded once we had the crash reported north 880 at 23rd. we'll show you those still slowing northbound 880 from the coliseum up to the southbound. so you have your build all
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Dec 10, 2013 7:00am PST
alleged pranks put him in a real-life courtroom facing charges that are anything but a joke. law enforcement sources say the investigation is ongoing but don't know how many coaches or schools were impacted. he's being held pending $20,000 bail. prosecutors could file charges as soon as tomorrow. he has yet released a comment. he said it's all a big prank, police say it's a crime. i don't think he'll be laughing much longer about this. willie, thank you very much. >>> mr. roker, busy man this week. so far this fall. has more on the big storm moving up the east coast. all right. we've got some cold temperatures to talk about here, but, first, antarctica, you think this is cold here? this ain't nothing. antarctica, that ridge, 13,000-foot ridge in east antarctica, recorded a temperature of 135 below zero, breaking the previous record of 128 below, at the russian ant arctic station. there's a question, whether this is actually a record, because it was recorded by a satellite, not by an actual land-based temperature. we'll see what happens. guess what else happened in antarctica on s
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Dec 6, 2013 12:35am PST
-- that's how much we love him. from nbc's "law and order: svu," ice-t is here tonight! [ cheers and applause ] he has a new documentary. we'll talk about that. talented, funny, great guy. ice-t and i are going to demo the brand new playstation -- the ps4. it's in stores friday. [ cheers and applause ] it is awesome! it is really, really cool. i played with it today. it's fun. and we have music from a great, great big country star! thomas rhett is here tonight! [ cheers and applause ] oh yeah, the ladies love him. thomas rhett, he's great. we're gonna have fun tonight. guys, it's time to play one of my favorite trivia games. this is "wax on, wax off." ♪ >> jimmy: welcome to "wax on, wax off," the trivia game where for every correct answer you get $100 and for every incorrect answer, you get a portion of chest hair waxed off. [ laughter ] let's meet tonight's -- from our audience, tonight's lucky contestant. there you go. ♪ [ cheers and applause ] >> sir. >> jimmy: nice to see you, buddy. [ cheers and applause ] i am glad you wore your hat because it's cold in here. yeah, it r
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Dec 4, 2013 12:35am PST
rule. he is protesting obama's health care law, and he's just rambling, saying anything, talking without stopping for 21 hours. after a while, seemed like he kind of ran out of things to say. these are real quotes, look at this. >> credit my father. he invented, this wasn't for the restaurant, but he did it anyway, he invented green eggs and ham. [ laughter ] some time ago i tweeted a speech that ashton kutcher gave. [ laughter ] number one, just as a consumer, i'm a big fan of eating white castle burgers. [ laughter ] i do not like them, sam, i am, i do not like green eggs and ham. [ laughter ] i wondered if at some point we would see a tall gentleman in a mechanical breathing apparatus come forward and say in a deep voice, "mike lee, i am your father." [ laughter ] >> jimmy: during his protest, cruz actually read from the book "green eggs and ham" by dr. seuss. [ laughter ] democrats were like, "when will this end?" while chris christie was like, "when do we get those eggs and ham?" [ laughter and applause ] 21 hours of straight talking, he is going to say some really weird stu
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Dec 10, 2013 5:00am PST
than state law. california lets clubs be 600 feet from schools. under the proposals only about 1400 parcels of land in the city that could qualify to house medical marijuana dispensary which would limit theme 1% of the city. mayor reed proposed these after a state supreme court ruling this spring that gave cities more power, more say over how they regulate pot clubs in their boundaries. there are no zoning laws regulating these businesses which makes them technically illegal but there is also no city law banning them, hence the reason they are able to exist. medical marijuana supporters said in the past these tor tough and promise to gather enough signatures to put this up for a vote. reporting live, bob redell, "today in the bay." >> thanks, bob. san jose council will also street approve an insurance claim settlement of $2 million from a fire at a historic vir torian home in kelly park outside of happy park and zoo. kelly house was damaged by a fire in february 2012. it belonged to one of the city's pioneer families. the money will be used to demolish the house. the remainder will
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Dec 2, 2013 3:00am PST
the new health care law be solved? 54% do believe it will be solved. that's a level of credibility and belief in the system that presumably is very important. but let me ask you, congressman van hollen, we have seen delays in the still of the night. here are some of the headlines. the wednesday before thanksgiving now saying small businesses will have extra time before they can actually start signing up for health care benefits. should the individual mandate be delayed? this is the big part of health care. should that be delayed if you want this to work as well as it can? >> as you know, they already moved the deadline twice. they moved it to the end of march for the original mandate. we've extended this to december 23rd for people to sign up. we need to adapt. we need to make sure we address problems as they come up and try to work on them on a bipartisan basis. mike says it's not political. in my pocket, eric cantor issued this playbook against obama care the other day. they're not trying to work with us on these issues. yes, there are problems, there's no denying that. let's wor
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Dec 10, 2013 6:00am PST
homes and 500 feet of drug rehab centers. these are much stricter than state law. california lets clubs be only 600 feet from schools. under the proposed restrictions that means only about 1400 parcels of land that could qualify to house a dispensary which could limit them to 1% of the city. mayor reed proposed these rules after the supreme court ruled that cities want more say. right now there are no zoning laws regulating these businesses which makes them technically illegal but there is no city law banning them. marijuana supporters said in the past these rules are too tough. reporting live, bob redell, "today in the bay." >> the san jose council is also scheduled to vote on a union contract with the police officers. the union ratified the tentative contract. it would give a raise of 10.66% over the next 2 1/2 years. and a one-time 2% bonus. in 2010 the city cut police officer bay by 10% because of the recession. officials hope a contract will boost morale which has struggled for better paying jobs in other cities. >> the council will also vote to approve an insurance claim set
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Dec 3, 2013 5:00am PST
they're mostly usedok for publi reasons, law enforcement, wild fires that we see out west. they are used toe1 oversee the containment of those fires. ing their use, coming up with regulations next year for possible first commerciale1 usef these drones on a widespread basis in 2015. >>> autopsy results could comet in as early as today in the death of hollywood actor paul walker. this has fans and his costars continue to visit thee1 site of thefá deadly e+qash. >> all of the love that you have shown paul wille1 stay with me nr(t&hác thank you for coming down here and showinge1 that angel in hean how much you appreciated him. >> that was vinxd diesel speaki to fans near the light pole wheree1 thate1e1 porsche crashe1 burned. the driver was also killed on impact. >>> a woman thatted to be rescued afterxd she fell betwee an 18 inch space. the 28-year-old womant( fell 25 feet between thefá two building. she told them she was trying to jump from one roof to the other, she did not say why. she was seen speaking to e1 firefighters and appeared today be alert. they put her on ajf stretcher
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Dec 4, 2013 6:00pm PST
electronic cigarettes in its tough anti-smoking laws. state leaders say not only is there a lack of research on the new devices but they worry they could access real cigarettes, especially for kids. it allows kids to breathe nicotine vapor and are not yet regulated by the fda. the bill will get a second reading in january and could become law as soon as 90 days after. >> it's a sign of the times. cybermonday beats black friday to a pulp. in fact, online shoppers on monday set a new spending record. the sales were reported by the dinlal data firm. almost a 20% improvement last year and was the heaviest spending day last year for the fourth straight year. a highlight in an otherwise weak holiday season thus far. black friday showed the first decline in spending since 1998. people were buying scarves and coats. they're going to need them. >> i got a few deals myself. >> did you really? >> yes, yes. and the pocket square. on sale. >> i'm on it. >> right, you are. >> a live look outside. we do have clear skies across the bay. we'll talk more about how that's going to impact our temperatu
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Dec 3, 2013 5:00pm PST
decided to move to canada do join her son and daughter-in-law. when she was 90 years old, she came here to america to live with her daughter. >> she likes the weather. >> the weather? >> yeah, and the people. >> she loves the weather. it's going to be cold. to give you some perspective, in the past 50 years less than 20  people 100 years or older have been naturalized as u.s. citizens. >> such a cute lady. >> congratulations. >>> it's going to get cold. >> temperatures are going to be dropping all across the bay. you can see those clear skies. we could have some upper 30s and low 40s. they'll mean tomorrow morning a few isolated 20s. we'll detail it for more in the 6:00 p.m. show. >> see you at 6:00. good night. >> nightly news is next. vestigators about the deadly commuter train derailment as we hear dramatic calls for help. >>> pensions at risk in one of the biggest bankruptcy cases in american history. the ruling today in detroit that means a lot of americans could lose the money they were counting on to live. >>> deep freeze, the art tonight about record cold hitting a huge part of th
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Dec 5, 2013 4:30am PST
mother-in-law left. tomorrow i'll have family over, tomorrow will be hard. i'll hear from the medical examiner, then thoughts went through my mind with hubby wearing holy undies. she has a little sense of humor. >> the saddest story ever. he is known for his films, this too is sad but many remembering paul walker. a jewelry store associate from santa barbara says several years ago walker was shopping as a man in the military about to leave on a second tour of duty and they were shopping for an engagement ring. the woman fell in love with a $10,000 ring, but the couple couldn't afford it. so they left empty-handed. later that day walker called the store manager, bought the ring for the couple. he made the employees promise never to tell the couple where the ring came from. the associate did come forward, though, two days after walker died. universal pictures stopped production on the next fast and furious. this is video from fa"fast & furious 6". the seventh movie is scheduled for release in july but that could be pushed back. there was another after that. they quit filming on
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Dec 6, 2013 11:00am PST
laws take effect today. gun owners who lost their firearms or had them stolen have to call police won 48 hours and the city will start tracking the sale ofammunition. >>> a rocket blasted off from the central coast last night, but the mission is considered top secret. this is video from the united launch alliance showing the liftoff of the rocket in santa barbara county. the 19th story rocket carried a payload, but the agency is not releasing any details about it. the launch was almost scrubbed because of the cold weather but it managed to lift off within minutes of its launch window. >>> take a look at this video of planes trying to land in extremely high winds at the birmingham airport in the u.k. this is from youtube. check it out. you can see the emirates plane coming in for the landing but it's pushing the nose of the plane sideways. the plane had to head back up to try again. and take a look at this smaller brussels airline, swaying from side to side as it tries to land. can you imagine being on it? well, the good news it eventually landed safely. no one was hurt. just certa
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Dec 4, 2013 11:00am PST
fiance, as well as her son and daughter-in-law were on board. certaining for the plane yesterday, authorities say they picked up the signal of the plane's emergency beacon. it was in a different area than where the last cell phone ping came from. this suggests some movement. smith is the ceo at serial tech in san jose, and they are cautiously optimistic. >>> this morning san jose police are investigatoring another deadly crash involving an suv and a man riding a bike. police say the driver hit the bicyclist near the corner of vista park drive and brennan lane in south san jose. it happened just before 7:00 last night. the cyclist was taken to the hospital where he died. he has been identified as the 17-year-old boy. right now police say it's unclear who had the. >> referee:, but the driver of the suv stayed at the scene and is cooperating with the investigation. the crash marks the 40th traffic fatality this year and the 25th car versus pedestrian fatality. that's compared to 12 in all of last year. 22 years ago and just seven back in 2010. >>> still to come, arrested for pluggin
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Dec 7, 2013 6:00pm PST
. >> you are having to prove your child needs what the law says your child needs. >> bay area school districts denying services. how legal battles over special ed are costing all students. >> you worked at that station long enough there is a good chance you are going to come down with cancer. >> and we investigate a bay area fire station that earned the ugly reputation as the cancer station. here is chief investigative reporter tony kovaleski. >> for the next 30 minutes we investigate exposing stories, uncovering issues and holding government accountable. we begin on the tarmac with an investigation on the growing demands of pilots. critics say it could affect your safety. the asiana crash at sfo last summer
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